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Today @ 10:00 to 21 December 2019 16:00

Artisan Market: Spring Into Life (Littlehampton High Street)

Now in its fourth year, the Artisan Market brings local producers, creators, and craft makers to the High Street. Expect to see busking, performance, live art and all the colourful characters that make up the local coastline and downlands around us along the South Coast. It’s a chance for locals and visitors alike to gain a fresh understanding of the many community organisations, clubs and goods available within Littlehampton Town.
Event organiser: Littlehampton Town

Today to 23 February 2020

Worthing Ice Rink (Steyne Gardens, Worthing)

Worthing Ice Rink returns to Steyne Gardens! The rink is fully covered to ensure fun whatever the weather. There is an on site cafe which offers drinks and snacks. Visit [W]http://worthingicerink.com/wp/[/W]
Event organiser: Worthing Ice Rink

Today @ 09:00 to 24 December 2019 14:00

A Hogwarts Christmas (The Honeypot Cafe, 19 Sea Lane, Rustington)

From 25th November, The Honeypot Cafe will become the Honeypotter for the festive period. After nine months of planning, we would like to present Christmas at Hogwarts! The cafe will be extensively decorated and in addition to its usual breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, cake and delicious coffee, we will have Butter Beer and loads of Harry Potter extras! We will be hosting nine Hogwarts Banquets on Sundays and select evenings in December which must be booked in advance... Tickets are selling fast! Check our Facebook Page for more info. Let the Christmas magic begin!
Event organiser: Michael Crayton (aka Harry Potter)

Today to 5 January 2020

Cinderella: the Pantomime (Pavillion Theatre)

The countdown is on to Worthing’s most spectacular Christmas pantomime yet! Poor Cinderella lives a life of misery, bullied and bossed around by her diva-liscious step-sisters. But with her best friend Buttons by her side and the help of her fairy godmother, will Cinderella make it to the ball and back again before midnight? Find out if the glass slipper fits and if Cinderella can find her happy ever after with the handsome Prince Charming in this classic tale, filled with lots of laughter and plenty of traditional pantomime audience participation combined with stunning special effects, sparkling costumes and scenery and a sensational star cast. This is the family pantomime not to be missed! For more information and to buy tickets, visit worthingtheatres.co.uk/show/cinderella-the-pantomime/
Event organiser: Worthing Theatres

Today @ 12:00 to 22 December 2019 16:00

Santa's Grotto (Arundel Museum, Mill Road)

Come and see Santa and his elves every weekend this December!
The grotto will be open from 2pm to 6.30pm on Saturday 7th, then 12pm to 4pm every other day. Entry is £4 per child, or £7 for two. Visit www.arundelmuseum.org
Event organiser: Arundel Museum

Today @ 10:00 to 24 December 2019 17:00

Colonnade House: Festive Pop-Up Shop (Colonnade House, Worthing)

Colonnade House is delighted to announce its fourth Festive Pop-up shop, a two-week opportunity to purchase unique and artistic gifts during the Christmas season. Run by the tenants who work in Colonnade House’s studios, as well as a few other independent makers based in and around Worthing, the shop will once again offer the chance to engage with local creatives, whilst shopping for beautifully crafted presents. Items for sale will include screen prints, illustrated Christmas cards and limited edition ceramics. On Thursday 19th, Colonnade House will be open until 8pm for late night shopping. Visit colonnadehouse.co.uk/event/colonnade-house-festive-pop-up-shop-2019/ for more information.
Event organiser: Colonnade House

Today @ 10:30 to 15 December 2019 18:00

Christmas Tree Festival (St Mary’s Church, East Preston)

Why not ‘step into Christmas' at this fabulous, twinkling festival, which aims to help raise funds for the East Preston's Iconic Church Appeal? The aisles will be decked with dozens of trees, sponsored and decorated by local residents, businesses and organisations. Please note: the festival opens later on 15th December at 12.30pm. Visit www.stmarysep.org.uk for more information.
Event organiser: St Mary’s Church

Today @ 10:00 to 15 December 2019 16:30

Christmas at Amberley (Amberley Museum, New Barn Road, Amberley,)

Bring the family for a magical Christmas experience this December at Amberley Museum!​ Ride the Christmas Train to visit Father Christmas in our 19th century ticket office. Visit our market stalls, enjoy children’s activities and take a frosty stroll joining in on our Family Christmas Trail. Each child will receive a special present from Santa himself. Pre-booking is required to see Father Christmas. Visit https://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/tickets to book.
Event organiser: Amberley Museum

JANUARY 2020

Thursday 9 January 2020 - 10:00 to 17 January 2020 16:00

Arundel Museum Art Group Exhibition (Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PA)

An exhibition by local artists. Their work is available for purchase. Free entry, but donations welcome. Call 01903 885866, email office@arundelmuseum.org or visit www.arundelmuseum.org.
Event organiser: Arundel Museum

Thursday 9 January 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 9 January 2020 - 14:30

Belloc, Broadwood and Beyond - a Talk by Chris Hare (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

Hilaire Belloc (1870 – 1953) was a much respected writer with a deep affection for Sussex country people, their customs, traditions and songs. Living in Sussex, he would have heard the songs of those working in the fields, and he himself wrote many songs in the folk song idiom. Lucy Broadwood (1858 – 1929) was an influential folk song collector who began collecting specimens from different parts of England in the early 1890s. Worthing historian and writer Chris Hare, who is running a research project linking the two of them, will present an illustrated talk (with occasional songs) about the life and work of each. All welcome - £3 for visitors, £1 for Heritage Association members, payable at the door. THIS TALK REPLACES THE ONE ON CLANDON PARK PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Friday 10 January 2020 - 09:30 to 15:00

Introduction to Bread Baking (Patching)

Join me for a day of bread baking in my country kitchen. I'll show you how to make six different types of bread in a day - white and wholemeal loaves, rolls, walnut, banana or beetroot mini loaves, pitta and focaccia. We use my regular oven, so it’s straightforward to re-create in any kitchen. With only two people at a time, the experience is really personal. £75 per person including coffee and cake, lunch and all the bread you bake, you get to take home. Gift vouchers available. To book your place, or talk about alternative dates call 01903 871683
Event organiser: Baking at Sue's House

Friday 10 January 2020 - 10:00 to 15:00

Four Crafty Workshops (Durrington Community Centre, Romany road, West Worthing, BN13 3FJ)

Four Crafty Workshops is learning the basics of four different crafts in one workshop, with no more than four people per table. The price is £35 for the day per person and includes a light lunch and refreshments.
The four crafts for January are: stamp card making, wet felting, recycled bead making and a dream catcher. Contact Nina on 07803790600 for information and to book your place.
Event organiser: Nina Rose

Tuesday 14 January 2020 - 19:15 to 20:45

Les Vins de France (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

We start 2020 with an entertaining and educational talk in French about French wines, their provenance, how to discern the different type of terroirs and wines with particular reference to the Champagne wine area. Our speaker is French-born and bred so speaks from experience. Do come along to what promises to be an interesting evening. We are a group of friendly Francophiles with varying levels of French language skills ranging from those born in la belle France to those who studied it at school so whatever your level you will fit in. We meet every second Tuesday of the month. £5 a visitor, drinks available. Venez nombreux!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Wednesday 15 January 2020 - 14:30

Sussex on Film - a Film Presentation by Bill Gage (Conservative Hall, Sea Road East Preston BN16 1JN)

Bill Gage, former assistant archivist at the West Sussex Record Office, presents a selection of historic films from the WSRO archive, revealing Sussex in bygone days. All at welcome to attend - free for EPKPS members, £3 for visitors, payable at the door. THIS TALK REPLACES THE ONE ON CLANDON PARK PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED.
Event organiser: East Preston & Kingston Preservation Society

Thursday 16 January 2020 - 19:15

Floral Art, Creative Thinking (Methodist Church Hallm Claigmar Road, Rustington)

Gill Homer will be treating us to a flower arranging demonstration entitled 'Floral Art, Creative Thinking'. The exhibits will be auctioned at the end of the meeting. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or the visitors' fee is £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips on 01903 782030.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Thursday 16 January 2020 - 19:30 to 19 January 2020

Jack and the Beanstalk (Windmill Theatre, Littlehampton)

Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society presents their latest pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. A matinee will take place at 2.30pm on Saturday and on Sunday, performances take place at 12.30pm and 5.30pm. Tickets are £15 each or £14 for concessions. For tickets, please call the LMCS Box Office on 01903 730775. Payment is by cash or cheque only.
Event organiser: Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society

Friday 17 January 2020 - 14:00 to 16:30

Ferring Flower Club AGM & Speaker (St Andrew's Church Hall, Ferring)

Annual General Meeting, followed by tea and our guest speaker, Ben Crossland of Crossland's Flower Nursery, Alstroemeria specialists.
Visitors are always warmly welcomed to our club meetings and there's no need to book. £5 admission at the door. Email ferringflowerclub@gmail.com, call Chrissie on 01903 692628, or visit www.ferringflowerclub.weebly.com for more information. Please note the earlier start time of 2pm.
Event organiser: Ferring Flower Club

Friday 17 January 2020 - 19:30 to 21:00

Geological Presentation (St Stephens Church, Angola Road, Worthing BN14 8DU)

The West Sussex Geological Society presents a talk by Simon Deacon from the Environment Agency, about 'Brighton ChaMP got Water Project'. Come along and join us.
For more detail, visit www.wsgs.org.uk
Event organiser: West Sussex Geological Society

Saturday 18 January 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30

Pre-Historic Pottery (Rustington Museum, Rustington)

This is a free family event. Try your hand at making pottery the pre-historic way and take your creations home. There is free parking for three hours, baby changing and accessible toilets in the museum. Email museum@rustingtonpc.org for more information.
Event organiser: Rustington Museum

Saturday 18 January 2020 - 14:30 to 16:30

Painting Demonstration (Ferring Village Hall)

Arun Art Society invite you to a demonstration by the highly acclaimed artist Roger Dellar. Roger will paint an interior scene with figures in oil paints. Guests are very welcome; the entrance fee is £5 payable at the door. Refreshments will be available. For further information contact Mark Juby: 01903 243176.
Event organiser: Arun Art Society

Tuesday 21 January 2020 - 18:00 to 21:00

Ramblings From Rustington - 'Hearth and Home' (Rustington Museum)

Dr Geoffrey Mead will be giving an interesting lecture on 'Hearth and Home: Sussex Vernacular Building Materials', looking at how the local geology played a part in how people built their homes. Email museum@rustingtonpc.org for more information.
Event organiser: Rustington Museum

Thursday 23 January 2020 - 14:15

Rustington Flower Club Meeting (The Woodlands Centre, Rustington)

Our demonstrator this month is Lucinda Knapman with 'Whats New for the New Year' and the competition is 'Flowers and Feathers'.  Refreshments are available together with the flower raffle, lottery and sales table. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit rsfa.weebly.com
Event organiser: Rustington Flower Club

Friday 24 January 2020 to 26 January 2020

Brewfest 2020 (The Brewhouse Project, Lyminster Road, Arundel)

Popular brewery Arundel Brewery launched its Arundel venue, The Brewhouse Project, this year. After a successful launch period, it’s now decided to host a weekend-long festival, with 38 beers for guests to try, along with a headline musical set from James Walsh, of Starsailor, and many other popular local acts. These 38 beers have been hand-picked Beers will be sold on the day via a token system; 10 for £20. For more details visit www.brewhouseproject.co.uk
Event organiser: The Brewhouse Project

Friday 24 January 2020 - 09:30 to 15:00

Introduction to Bread Baking (Patching)

Join me for a day of bread baking in my country kitchen. I'll show you how to make six different types of bread in a day - white and wholemeal loaves, rolls, walnut, banana or beetroot mini loaves, pitta and focaccia. We use my regular oven, so it’s straightforward to re-create in any kitchen. With only two people at a time, the experience is really personal. £75 per person including coffee and cake, lunch and all the bread you bake, you get to take home. Gift vouchers available. To book your place, or talk about alternative dates call 01903 871683.
Event organiser: Baking at Sue's House

Friday 24 January 2020 - 12:00

Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club Lunch (Vardar Restaurant,Littlehampton)

Our members meet on the fourth Friday of each month at the Vardar restaurant, Littlehampton. We gather from 12pm onwards for convivial conversation and we sit down around 12.45pm for a 2-course lunch, followed by a speaker. For our January meeting, the meal, which costs £15, will be cottage pie followed by pineapple upside cake. After lunch, instead of our normal speaker, we will be having our annual bring and buy sale. Membership is open to all retired, or semi-retired, ladies living in the Littlehampton-Worthing area. It costs £20 to join the club with annual subs of £15. To find out more call 07956540780, email susya@talktalk.net or go to or go to littlehamptonprobusladies.co.uk
Event organiser: Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club

Saturday 25 January 2020 - 09:30 to 13:00

Teatime Bakes - 1/2 Day Class (Ferring)

Treat your loved ones to a traditional teatime with savoury and fruit bread and scones that you have made. This is a fun half day class and a good introduction to bread baking and techniques. I'm an experienced baker and trainer with an FSA 5* rated kitchen. Max. 4 students per class. £35 pp fully inclusive of ingredients and refreshments. You will take home everything that you have baked. Discount is given to group bookings of 4 people. For more information / book, contact Debbie 01903 507512 or email forgoodnessbake.ferring@gmail.com
Event organiser: Debbie

Saturday 25 January 2020 - 10:00 to 14:00

Village Hall Open Day (Ferring Village Hall, Ferring)

You are invited to meet Village Hall Trustees, Friends of Ferring Village Hall and hall users, who will be demonstrating their various interesting activities. Give your views on the future of the hall, including building developments and any other issues you may wish to discuss. Details can be found on www.ferringvillagehall.org.uk
Event organiser: Ferring Village Hall Trustees

Saturday 25 January 2020 - 10:00 to 4 March 2020 16:00

Reflections of Arundel (Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PA)

A fascinating exhibition from local photographers on the theme of Arundel across the year. Free entry, but donations welcome.
Call 01903 885866, email office@arundelmuseum.org or visit www.arundelmuseum.org.
Event organiser: Arundel Museum

Friday 31 January 2020 - 14:30 to 16:30

The Wildlife of the Canadian Rockies (Village Hall, Ferring St, Ferring)

For the first meeting of the year and due to popular demand, we welcome back Lee Morgan from Lutra Wildlife (Canada) for a second visit to our group. This time, Lee will give a talk entitled ‘Wildlife of the Canadian Rockies’. Lee runs professionally guided wildlife, natural history and photographic tours in Canada. Tricia Hall will deliver her popular Nature Notes and Ed Miller will keep us up to speed with any planning news. Admission will be £2 for members and £3 for visitors, to include tea and biscuits.
Event organiser: Ferring Conservation Group

Friday 31 January 2020 - 19:00 to 22:00

Quiz Night in aid of St Barnabas (The British Legion Club, The Street, East Preston BN16 1JL)

Enjoy a fun Quiz Night at the Royal British Legion Club. Entry fee is £4 per person with a maximum of five to a table. There will be a cash bar, raffle, nibbles on each table and a prize for the winning team. Tickets available from Seaview Stores (114 Sea Road) and Just Because (9 Sea Road).
Event organiser: East Preston Friends of St Barnabas

FEBRUARY 2020

Thursday 6 February 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 6 February 2020 - 19:15

Ferring Country Centre Talk (Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington)

This evening, Malcolm Linfield will be telling West Sussex Horticultural Club about the Ferring Country Centre. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitor's fee £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips on 01903 782030.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Thursday 6 February 2020 - 19:30

Ferring Gardening Club (Ferring Village Hall)

Ferring Gardening Club is holding its Annual General Meeting, so come along and put forward your views to help us have another successful year.
Event organiser: James Gray

Saturday 8 February 2020 - 09:30 to 12:00

Indoor Boot Sale (The Village Hall, Sea Road, East Preston BN16 1LP)

Come along and find some bargains! There will also be coffee, tea and refreshments on sale and a raffle. Entry is by donation to festival funds. Spaces may still be available, for more information please email eastprestonfestival@hotmail.com.
Event organiser: East Preston Festival Committee

Saturday 8 February 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00

Brighton Male Voice Choir (Rustington Methodist Church, Claigmar Road, Rustington )

Come and enjoy a musical afternoon in the company of Brighton Male Voice Choir. They will perform an exhilarating mix of songs you will know and love in two, three and four-part harmonies. This will be a fun event which will cheer up a February afternoon!
Tickets are £6 and will available from the Church Office from January. Telephone 01903 776900. Ticket price will include light refreshments served in the interval.
Event organiser: Rustington Methodist Church

Tuesday 11 February 2020 - 19:15 to 20:45

Joséphine Baker (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

Our talk this evening will be on Joséphine Baker, the American born but later naturalised French entertainer, activist and member of the French Résistance. Do come along to what promises to be an interesting and fact-filled evening. We are a group of friendly Francophiles with varying levels of French language skills ranging from those born in la belle France to those who studied it at school so whatever your level you will fit in. We meet every second Tuesday of the month. £5 a visitor, drinks available. Venez nombreux et soyez les bienvenus!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Thursday 13 February 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

A Sussex Scrapbook, Part 3 – an Illustrated Talk (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

Christopher Horlock returns for the third of his entertaining illustrated talks on the quirkier aspects of Sussex history. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Friday 14 February 2020 - 10:00 to 15:00

Four Crafty Workshops (Durrington Community Center, Romany Road, West Durrington, BN13 3FJ)

Four Crafty Workshops is learning the basics of four different crafts in one workshop, with no more than four people per table. The price is £35 for the day per person and includes a light lunch and refreshments.
The four crafts for February are: parchment cards, maching sewing, jewllery-making and crochet. Contact Nina on 07803790600 for information and to book your place.
Event organiser: Nina Rose

Thursday 20 February 2020 - 14:30

Afternoon talk (English Martyrs Barn, Goring)

This is the first Thursday afternoon meeting of 2020 as there is no meeting in January. Pauline Grahame will be telling members of Worthing Friendship Centre about the journey from the cocoa tree to our product with a chance to purchase samples.
Event organiser: June Cooper

Thursday 20 February 2020 - 19:15

Growing Herbs (Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington)

Martin Jarvis will be giving a talk entitled 'Growing Herbs' for the February meeting of West Sussex Horticultural Club. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitor's fee is £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips on 01903 782030.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Friday 21 February 2020 - 14:00 to 16:30

Ferring Flower Club Monthly meeting (St Andrew's Church Hall, Ferring)

Do you enjoy flowers and meeting people? We invite you to join us at our monthly meeting and enjoy an afternoon of watching professional demonstrator, Christine Nash, create stunning floral arrangements whilst entertaining the audience. Visitors are always warmly welcomed and in February, can try us for FREE. Refreshments are available and the professionally made flower arrangements will be raffled.
Doors open at 1.30pm and the meeting begins at 2pm. Email ferringflowerclub@gmail.com, call Chrissie on 01903 692628, or visit www.ferringflowerclub.weebly.com for more information.
Event organiser: Ferring Flower Club

Friday 28 February 2020 - 12:00

Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club Lunch (Vardar Restaurant,Littlehampton)

Our members meet on the fourth Friday of each month at the Vardar restaurant, Littlehampton. We gather from 12pm onwards for convivial conversation and we sit down around 12.45pm for a 2-course lunch, followed by a speaker. For our February meeting, the meal, which costs £15, will be chicken curry followed by trifle. After lunch, we will be welcoming guest speaker Chris Cousins who will be telling us about Coco’s Foundation. Membership is open to all retired, or semi-retired, ladies living in the Littlehampton-Worthing area. It costs £20 to join the club with annual subs of £15. To find out more call 07956540780, email susya@talktalk.net or go to or go to littlehamptonprobusladies.co.uk
Event organiser: Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club

MARCH 2020

Wednesday 4 March 2020 - 19:30

East Preston Floral Club (Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston)

For our March meeting, the demonstration will be ‘Line and Form’ and the competition ‘Straight and Narrow’. Tea or coffee will be available, as well as a monthly flower raffle, lottery and sales table. If you are interested in becoming a member or just want to find out more, call 01903 773017 or 07900 815969, visit www.epfloralclub.co.uk or find the club on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EastPrestonFloralClub.
Event organiser: East Preston Floral Club

Thursday 5 March 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Friday 6 March 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

World Day of Prayer Service (Angmering Baptist Church, Station Road, Angmering BN16 4HY)

Please join us as we celebrate this annual Day of prayer, this year focusing on the country of Zimbabwe. Refreshments will be served after the service.
Event organiser: Angmering World Day of Prayer Committee

Friday 6 March 2020 - 14:30

World day of Prayer Annual Celebration (St Richard's Church, Collingwood Rd BN12 6HZ)

The women of Zimbabwe have given us the theme 'Rise, take your mat and walk'. This is a service for everyone to reflect on the difficulties and unrest from the past and to share their challenges and hopes for the future towards full reconciliation. For more information contact Eileen on 248263 or visit www.dp.org.uk
Event organiser: Ferring and Goring WDP Committee

Saturday 7 March 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00

Cheeki Monkeys Baby and Children's Market (The Woodland Centre, Rustington)

Popular indoor market with pre-loved baby and children's items. This is a place where parents can buy and sell baby and children's clothes, toys and equipment. Parents can book stalls to sell their preloved items and we also welcome enquiries from crafts and businesses, children's entertainers and activity providers who would be interested in attending or advertising at our event. You can find more information on our website www.cheekimonkeys.co.uk or find more details on Facebook Cheeki Monkeys Worthing Area.
Event organiser: Sue Mansfield

Tuesday 10 March 2020 - 19:15 to 20:45

Les Trois Arcs de ma vie: L'Allemagne, l'Afrique, l'Angleterre (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

Tonight's interesting and informative talk encompasses a life spent in three very different countries: childhood in Hitler's Germany, 20 years living in Africa and finally adjusting to life at 'home' in England.
Come along and meet our friendly group of Francophiles. Whatever your level of French, you will fit in, as we range from school French to French born and bred. £5 per visitor and refreshments are available.
Venez nombreux et à bientôt!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Thursday 12 March 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

Rails along the Coast – a talk with films (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

This talk by Bill Gage, formerly of the West Sussex Record Office, makes use of historic photographs and films to reveal the history of railways on the south coast, including the end of the line at Portsmouth Harbour and the Hayling Island branch. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Friday 20 March 2020 - 14:00 to 16:30

Ferring Flower Club Monthly meeting (St Andrew's Church Hall, Ferring)

Do you enjoy flowers and meeting people? We invite you to join us at our March monthly meeting and enjoy an afternoon of watching professional demonstrator, Christine Payne, create stunning floral arrangements whilst entertaining the audience. Visitors are always welcome. No need to book. Entry is £5 and payable on the door.
Refreshments are available and the professionally made flower arrangements will be raffled. Doors open at 1.30pm and the meeting begins at 2pm. Email ferringflowerclub@gmail.com, call Chrissie on 01903 692628, or visit www.ferringflowerclub.weebly.com for more information.
Event organiser: Ferring Flower Club

Friday 27 March 2020 - 12:00

Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club Lunch (Vardar Restaurant, Littlehampton)

Our members meet on the fourth Friday of each month at the Vardar restaurant, Littlehampton. We gather from 12pm onwards for convivial conversation and we sit down around 12.45pm for a 2-course lunch, followed by a speaker. For our MARCH meeting, the meal, which costs £15, will be fish pie, followed by chocolate sponge. After lunch, we will be welcoming a guest speaker from Aldingbourne Trust.
Membership is open to all retired, or semi-retired, ladies living in the Littlehampton-Worthing area. It costs £20 to join the club with annual subs of £15. To find out more call 07956540780, email susya@talktalk.net or go to or go to littlehamptonprobusladies.co.uk
Event organiser: Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club

APRIL 2020

Thursday 2 April 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic church hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Monday 6 April 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Artisan Market: Spring Into Life (Littlehampton High Street)

Now in its fourth year, the Artisan Market brings local producers, creators, and craft makers to the High Street. Expect to see busking, performance, live art and all the colourful characters that make up the local coastline and down lands around us along the South Coast. It’s a chance for locals and visitors to see the many community organisations, clubs and goods available within Littlehampton Town.
Event organiser: Littlehampton Town Council

Thursday 9 April 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

RHA Annual General Meeting plus talk on Littlehampton Harbour (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

The annual general meeting of the Rustington Heritage Association is followed by a talk on Littlehampton Harbour by Billy Johnson, Harbour Master. Littlehampton Harbour is a living harbour with lots going on, including charter and commercial fishing, and a warm welcome and facilities for visiting yachts. There has been a port on the River Arun since Roman times and today’s harbour serves both leisure and commercial users and is a gateway to the Arun Valley. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Tuesday 14 April 2020 - 19:15 to 21:00

Aznavour, sa vie et ses chansons (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

Charles Aznavour, un chanteur de charme par excellence, né en 1924 à Paris de deux réfugiés arméniens, ami d'Edith Piaf, acteur, philanthrope, diplomate, marié quatre fois, père de six enfants ... Venez regarder des extraits de films, écouter des extraits de chansons.
We are a friendly group of Francophiles and whatever your level of French you will fit in as we range from school French to French born and bred. A bientôt! £5 a visitor, refreshments available on the night.
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Friday 17 April 2020 - 14:00 to 16:30

Ferring Flower Club Monthly meeting (St Andrew's Church Hall, Ferring)

Do you enjoy flowers and meeting people? We invite you to join us at our April meeting and enjoy an afternoon of being entertained by Michael, a speaker from Ferring Nurseries and after tea, by flower arranger Maureen Hanlan. Visitors are always welcome. No need to book, £5 payable on the door. Refreshments are available and the professionally made flower arrangements will be raffled.
Doors open at 1.30pm and the meeting begins at 2pm.
Email ferringflowerclub@gmail.com, call Chrissie on 01903 692628, or visit www.ferringflowerclub.weebly.com for more information.
Event organiser: Ferring Flower Club

Friday 24 April 2020 - 12:00

AGM (Vardar Restaurant, Selborne Road, Littlehampton)

Our members meet on the fourth Friday of each month at the Vardar restaurant, Littlehampton. We gather from 12pm onwards for convivial conversation and we sit down around 12.45pm for a 2-course lunch, followed by a speaker. For our April meeting, the meal, which costs £15, will be roast lamb followed by lemon meringue pie. The Annual General Meeting will follow the lunch.
Membership is open to all retired, or semi-retired, ladies living in the Littlehampton-Worthing area. It costs £20 to join the club with annual subs of £15. To find out more call 07956540780, email susya@talktalk.net or go to or go to littlehamptonprobusladies.co.uk
Event organiser: Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club

MAY 2020

Thursday 7 May 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Tuesday 12 May 2020 - 19:15 to 20:45

Les 15 ans qui ont transformé la France 1885 - 1900: musique (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

This evening's talk in French will cover the last fifteen years of the 20th century in France with regard to the influence and output of music during this period. We are a welcoming and friendly group of Francophiles and the French ranges from French born and bred to school level French so whatever your level you will be welcome. Entry is £5 per visitor on the night. Venez nombreux!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Thursday 14 May 2020 - 14:30

Rustington Museum – an Illustrated Talk (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

Rustington Museum re-opened in its new home at the Samuel Wickens Centre behind the Rustington branch of Waitrose in November, after extensive research, planning and preparation. In this talk, Museum Manager Claire Lucas talks about recent developments, ongoing projects and future plans at the museum. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door. Please note that the venue for this talk is NOT the museum. (The museum itself is open Mondays to Saturdays 9am to 5pm. Closed for lunch 1pm to 1.30pm. Admission to the museum is free.)
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

JUNE 2020

Monday 8 June 2020 - 14:30 to 17:30

Professional Flower Arranging Demonstration (St Andrew the Apostle Church, Clifton Road, Worthing)

Please come along and support a fundraising event at St Andrew the Apostle Church, known as "Worthing's Hidden Gem".
RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner Mr Stephen McDonnell will be demonstrating some of his skills, alongside his usual witty banter!
Tickets are £10, which includes refreshments, and are available from Jonathan Davidson, on 01903 245169.
Event organiser: Jonathan Davidson

Tuesday 9 June 2020 - 19:15 to 21:00

Frédéric Chopin (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

Compositeur romantique, l'un des plus grands pianistes du 19e siècle, né à Varsovie, mort à Paris à l'âge de 39 ans. Tonight's concert-talk will be given by the award-winning international pianist, writer and lecturer Emilie Capulet. Do join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening of music and learning. Whatever your level of French you will fit in as we range from school French to French born and bred. £5 a visitor. Refreshments will be available on the night. Come along and be entertained!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Thursday 11 June 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 11 June 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

'A Nice Cup of Tea' - a Talk by Russell Bowes (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

'A Nice Cup of Tea' looks at the history of England's 'national drink', a cup of which is brewed 34 million times a year in this country! Botanical and horticultural history blends with social history in this talk, which traces the story of tea from its origins in the foothills of the Himalayas, via the Japanese Tea Ceremony, the Boston Tea Party and the deck of the Cutty Sark, to the Victorian Temperance Movement, the Lyons Corner House and the PG Tips chimps. Russell Bowes reveals all about our national drink past and present. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

JULY 2020

Thursday 2 July 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 9 July 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

Seaside Holiday – an Illustrated Talk (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

Jackie Marsh Hobbs’ illustrated talk provides a light-hearted look at the development of seaside resorts and why the seaside holiday became so popular, with fun, attractions, entertainment and wonderful seaside architecture. The talk ranges from the early days of “sea bathing” and Regency bathing machines, to the heydays of the seaside resorts, where millions of people flocked for their precious (originally unpaid) week’s holiday, before looking at how modern resorts used innovative ideas to lure us back. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

AUGUST 2020

Thursday 6 August 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

SEPTEMBER 2020

Thursday 3 September 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 10 September 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

Ferring in the 20th Century – an Illustrated Talk (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

From a population of around 250 in the 19th century and until 1918, Ferring expanded to nearly 800 people by 1931, with bungalow owners from London outnumbering the agricultural families who had previously been the main inhabitants. By 1939, the population of the parish exceeded 1500 and it has continued to grow ever since. Ed Miller, secretary of the Ferring History Group, published his book 'The Day Before Yesterday – Ferring in the 20th Century' in 2019 and his illustrated talk describes how Ferring changed from a farming community, into a select residential resort, and then a suburb of Worthing. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

OCTOBER 2020

Thursday 1 October 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 8 October 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

Glamorous Nights – an illustrated talk with music (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

Another in the series of Ian Gledhill’s illustrated talks with music, exploring English musical theatre. Under the influence of imported American shows in the 1920s and 1930s, traditional operetta declined, and English musical theatre evolved from musical comedies such as “Chu Chin Chow” to the romantic musicals of Ivor Novello. This change is illustrated with many musical examples from shows of the period. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1 for entry, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

NOVEMBER 2020

Thursday 5 November 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic church hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 12 November 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

East Preston’s Workhouses – an Illustrated Talk (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

There was a time when East Preston was best known for its huge, grim Victorian workhouse, which until 1969, stood opposite the present-day library. This was the second of two workhouses in the village, the first dating from 1792. In this illustrated talk, Margaret Gilbert will examine the history of East Preston’s workhouses as the centre for sick and poor relief over a wide area, ranging from Worthing to Arundel. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1 for entry, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

DECEMBER 2020

Thursday 3 December 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic church hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and join in singing favourite carols and Christmas songs and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome to this FREE event. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree


December 2019